On this week’s episode of Women of Washington, Gigi Schumm welcomed Una Song, a senior adviser at the Energy Department’s Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security.
Maria Vargas, director of the Better Buildings Challenge at the Energy Department, joined Women of Washington to promote energy efficiency across organizations and government, and share her advice on seizing opportunities in life that push you to be stronger, better in your career.
The Green Building Advisory Committee recommends GSA establish the LEED certification as the governmentwide standard for all federal buildings. GSA will work with Energy and DoD to come up with the final decision.
The government’s new strategy on electronic stewardship said no federal electronics should end up in a landfill. Agencies should make sure their computers, monitors and other equipment is reused whenever possible and eventually recycled by a certified company. The Government Services Administration will publish guidance in February.
By Ruben Gomez Federal News Radio The General Services Administration (GSA) will revamp federal IT purchase contracts, in keeping with the administration’s National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship released Wednesday. GSA will remove all products that…
EPA environmental protection specialist Una Song joins host John Gilroy to talk about the Energy Star project and how it can help your agency monitor its energy use. April 26, 2011
A new survey on how well agencies contract for sustainable products and services is under development. GSA and OFPP also are taking other steps to promote green purchasing including training courses and changes to acquisition regulations.
Agencies recycled more than 51,000 pounds of electronics, purchases more than 58,000 hardware that met the green standards and saved the government more than $11 million.
Standards part of broader plan to help reduce data center energy usage. Energy also has tool to measure data center power usage.
Paul Scheihing Technology Manager Department of Energy April 14th, 2009